Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, January 07, 2016 at 08:06:57 :
San Rafael Independent
Wednesday, April 20, 1928
Ends Illness By Death Leap
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20 – While his nurse was absent from the room for a moment today, James Boyle, 48, a patient under treatment for tuberculosis in the San Francisco hospital, jumped five stories to his death.
Boyle had been a patient in the ward since January 13 and was reported recovering.
He left a note asking that George Jones, San Rafael, and Mrs. M. Galli, San Francisco, be notified “if anything happens.”
George Jones, deputy county clerk, said this afternoon that Boyle had been employed by him several years ago, but further than this he knew nothing about the man, and was unable to give any reason for Boyle’s request that he be notified.
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